Louisville, KY (August 16, 2016) – The 2016 Hardscape North America Installer Championships competition is now accepting registration forms for the 4th annual event. The final Hardscape North America Installer Championships will be held this year at the HNA trade show, October 20-21. Four (4) Regional Installer Championships have been added this year in four cities around the United States to build excitement leading up to the final competition. The selected cities for these regional competitions are: Fort Worth, Texas; San Jose, California; Cincinnati, Ohio and Lacy, Washington.

For each Regional Installer Championship winning team ICPI will provide a prize package valued at up to $4,000 for two team members and an alternate or coach, which includes the following:

• Round trip airfare to Louisville, KY (not to exceed $2,100 and arranged by ICPI)

• Individual accommodations in Downtown Louisville, Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22.

• Complimentary trade show admission to Hardscape North America.

• Complimentary registration fee for HNA Installer Championship.The Hardscape North America Installer Championships and Regional Installer Championships are intended to test and recognize the skill, dedication and passion of hardscape contractors from Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Below is more information on the four Regional Installer Championships:

Central Region
Tuesday, August 9
WhizQ, Fort Worth, TX
Event Organizer:
Jimmy Reed, Pavestone, a Quikcrete Co.
Victor Mendez, Pavestone, a Quikcrete Co.
Chad Akin, Belgard

Western Region
Saturday, August 27
Outdoor Solutions Products, 1948 Alumrock, San Jose, CA
Event Organizer:
Gary Stowe, ICPI Northern California Chapter

Eastern Region
Friday, September 9
Semco, Cincinnati, OH
Event Organizer:
Jim Paluch, Oldcastle Architectural

Northwestern Region
Saturday, September 10
Lacey, WA
Event Organizer:
Rob Rosson, Mutual Materials  

At the HNA 2016 final competition, 12 teams will have their understanding of industry best practices and guidelines tested in a race against the clock and other top installers in the industry.

The HNA 2016 Champions will receive a prize package valued at approximately $10,000. The package includes $1,000.00, an iQ360 14” masonry saw with fully-integrated dust collection plus accessories (valued at $5,348), a Weber MT CF3 Pro forward plate compactor (valued at $3,600), their name engraved on the HNA Installer Championship Cup, a plaque, recognition in various media including Interlock Design Magazine, Hardscape Magazine and HNA website.

The HNA 2016 Second Place team will receive $400.00, an iQ360 14” masonry saw with fully-integrated dust collection plus accessories (valued at $5,348), a plaque, recognition in various media including the Interlock Design Magazine and HNA website.

The HNA 2016 Third Place team will receive $100.00, a plaque and recognition in various media including the Interlock Design Magazine and HNA website.The HNA 2016 Fourth Place team will receive a plaque and recognition in various media including the Interlock Design Magazine and HNA website.

To register for the GIE+EXPO and HNA trade shows and find further details about the Installer Championship and/or Regional Installer Championships and events, go to www.HardscapeNA.com.

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About Hardscape North America
Hardscape North America (HNA) is THE hardscape show for contractors and dealers/distributors. Its focus is to bring top-notch education including certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls and also to provide networking opportunities. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products and trade floor demonstrations and offers the latest technology for contractors.  Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the Brick Industry Association. To learn more about HNA, visit HardscapeNA.com.